Architectural workshop and team building 2015 was held at Dusun Eco Resort, Pahang with a participation of 36 students and 3 lecturers from the Architecture School. This yearly program was organized by the Architecture Club of Architecture Department, ALFA International College from 19th to 21st October 2015.
‘The Nature of Architecture’ was chosen as a theme for this 3 days program where students were taught to be creative in their design whilst appreciating the surrounding natural environment. This program aims to establish positive relationship between fellow architecture students and lecturers while developing a good team spirit between group members. The group members not only share similar goals for accomplishing group tasks, but also trust and support one another, as well as respecting their individual differences. A very comprehensive range of activities were conducted throughout this program which includes academic input in the workshop activity and also outdoor activities that emphasis on team work and to value more the context and nature of the environment.
The workshop and team building activities achieved the aim and objective of the program where students were equipped with new experiences and better relationship between course mates and lecturers.
The program began with an ice breaking activity where students were grouped into groups comprising of both junior and senior students. The students got to know one another whilst establishing their roles in the group. The next program of the day is an architecture workshop. Tasks were given to each group by the moderator where they were required to create a sculpture design using the materials given as well as materials that can be found from nature. All groups successfully built and presented their design within the time given.
The second day started with an early ‘warm up’ by a trainer from Dusun Eco Resort before the physical and mental challenges began. The challenges include jungle trekking, obstacle challenge, flying fox and raft building. These activities were designed to cultivate a sense of cooperation and responsibility among team members.
After these tiring and challenging activities, night activity was filled with a nice “Architecture Night Dinner”. Students with excellent academic achievement were awarded with a prize and certificates while the others enjoyed their dinner and performances from each group.
The last day was filled with other exciting team building activities such as wall climbing. Each member were given a support by their own group members to complete this task. The program ended with a prize giving ceremony to all teams and also for the best team.